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July 23-24, 2018
Morris Inn, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, US

A focus on precision and personalized medicine over the past decade has necessitated better methods and tools for targeted sensing and delivery of nucleic acids. Achieving this requires a multidisciplinary effort across physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and medicine. Join leading international researchers at the AIP Publishing Horizon’s conference to share the latest fundamental and applied advances. Jointly organized and sponsored by Biomicrofluidics, APL Bioengineering, and Biointerphases, this forum will promote the cross-pollination of novel ideas that will catalyze future work in this area.

Conference Themes


  • Liquid biopsy
    (e.g., detection of circulating tumor DNA, microRNA and
    tumor-derived exosomes)

  • Biophotonics
    (e.g., molecular spectroscopy and imaging)

  • Electrochemical and electrical impedance sensing methods

  • Solution – and cell-based approaches for high throughput screening

  • Biochips for point-of-care diagnostics


  • Microfluidic and nanofluidic technology
    (e.g., droplet PCR, organ-on-a-chip)

  • Gene delivery and therapeutics

  • Gene editing and cell-based therapies
    (e.g., CAR-T)

  • Novel methods and materials for controlled release or enhancing transfection

  • Material-biology interfaces and interactions

Conference Program Organizing Committee


Hsueh-Chia Chang
Professor, University of Notre Dame
Editor-in-chief, Biomicrofluidics


Leslie Yeo
Professor, RMIT University
Editor-in-chief, Biomicrofluidics


Justin Cooper-White
Professor, University of Queensland
Editor-in-chief, APL Bioengineering


Sally McArthur
Professor, Swinburne University of Technology
Editor, Biointerphases


Anna M. Belu
Sr. Principal Scientist, Medtronic
Associate Editor, Biointerphases


Katharina Maniura
Head of Laboratory for Biointerfaces
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science & Technology
Associate Editor, Biointerphases


Stefan Zauscher
Professor, Duke University
Associate Editor, Biointerphases

Local Organizing Committee


Arnie Phifer
Associate Director, Advanced
Diagnostics and Therapeutics Initiative
University of Notre Dame


Heidi Deethardt
Center Coordinator, NDNano
University of Notre Dame


Corrine Hornbeck
Administrative Assistant, Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics Initiative
University of Notre Dame


Sunny Shah
Assistant Director, ESTEEM Program
University of Notre Dame


Dawn Boulac Howard
Senior Events Specialist
Morris Inn/Notre Dame Conference Center
University of Notre Dame


Ryan Spurr
Event Specialist/Event Management
University of Notre Dame

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